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Welcome Christi

Hello everyone,

Please join me and welcome our newest DT member Christi Conley.  Yay Christi, welcome aboard!!  Here’s a little introduction of her.

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Christi Conley

I am a mom to the Fabulous Feline Five; love to make all kinds of art, read, & sleep. I moved from the East Coast to wonderful Colorado in 2010 with my felines and family.  I enjoy recycling, tag & garage sales, and creating something cool out of nothing.

A few years ago I started my own blog, Art Without Anxiety, and I have been extremely fortunate to make a bunch of great friends, get on some amazing design teams, and get over my fear of sharing my creations.  I truly enjoy blogging and sharing a bit of myself and my art with my readers.  I don’t have a specific style or anything that particularly inspires me; I just go with the flow!  I started rubber stamping and paper crafting in the early 90’s and I was absolutely hooked from day one (so hooked I signed up to be a demonstrator without ever having been to a demo, class, or anything – I found the information online and joined up!)  I can’t draw a crooked line, so rubber stamps became the way I could express myself artistically, plus there is so much you can do with them!  After all these years, I am still amazed when I watch embossing powder melt; the process just fascinates me!  I can get bored with things fairly easily and quickly, but I am never bored when I am playing with my stamps, papers, chipboard, paints, inks, and all the other goodies this hobby has to offer.

I love quotes and one of my very favorite things to do is create wall hangings, as well as mixed media and cards —  well, honestly, I love it all!  In addition to my blog, you can find me on Pinterest and Instagram; I’d love to have you stop by!

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Christi we’re glad to have you on our team, looking forward to a fun creative journey with you!

And to our readers, come back tomorrow and check out Christi’s first solo post.  Have a lovely day!!

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


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Hero Arts Haunted Digi with orange sky

Hi everybody,

 

I must admit I am not very good at making Halloween card, but I think the Hero Arts Haunted digi kit helped me a lot!!  LOL

 

I resized the haunted house image to fit the height of my card, but it does not fill up the width, so I had to copy and paste part of it, and printed on white card stock.

The orange sky is created by sponging Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Barn Door.  Trees, bats and ‘Boo’ are stamped in black.  The Jack O’Lantern are stamped on separate card stock, colored and hand cut, then adhered to card base.  And I used coloring pencil to fill in the windows.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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National Coffee Day Bloghop Winner

Happy Monday everyone,

Cindy here to announce the randomly chosen winner of the 2018 National Coffee Day Bloghop winner.

Drum roll please….

The winner of the $25 gift card to a2z Etsy store is:  Tereas Godines

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Sweet card. Love the different color cozies. TFS

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Teresa please e-mail us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com with subject “2018 National Coffee Day Bloghop winner” to claim your prize by Oct 15, 2018.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 


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Miss You Sew Much

Hi everybody,

Today I share a CAS ‘miss you’ card, it is inspired by my mom.  She was a seamstress, and she taught me how to use the sewing machine.  I miss her much!!

 

To make my CAS card, I used an image editor to remove color, and to resize the sewing machine image and printed twice.   Once on pattern paper, and another on white card stock (image positioned on right side of the card stock, so when folded the image would be on the card front) with the sentiment placed underneath it.  I rendered the image printed on pattern paper with coloring pencils, hand cut, and then adhered to the card base.  I added colored to the thread, and hand drawn thread to connect the sentiment.  To ground the sewing machine I added Washi tape in similar colors.  The final touch was glossy accent on some buttons and decor on the sewing machine, and I rounded the corners of my card.

 

We are having a Design Team Call right now, do you love Hero Arts products and crafting?  Yes?  Check details Here.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Design Team Call 2018 Extended

a2z Scrapbooking Supplies is looking for two new Design Team members! We hope you will apply. Below are the requirements and all the information you’ll need.

Design Team Call

Please be sure to read it carefullybefore submitting your application.

Our DT Requirements:

  • To submit two projects per month showcasing the Hero Arts products for sale in the store. This usually includes the newer items, but can also include any of the sale items, digital items or anything a2z Scrapbooking sells.
  • To participate in the monthly challenge on the first day of the month  2-3 times in a 6 month period, to showcase the challenge with a project that meets the requirements of the challenge.
  • To commit to a six-month term.
  • To comment on assigned challenge entries each month.
  • To post your project (or a sneak peek) on your own blog/flickr/Instagram/facebook (if you have one) on the day your project appears and the link to the a2z blog.
  • To be active in promoting a2z Scrapbooking Supplies on social media sites, such as our Facebook page, flickr page, twitter etc.

The term of the DT positions this time around will be from October 2018 thru May 2019.

Cardmakers, scrapbookers, mini-album makers, mixed media artists, etc. are encouraged to apply. We welcome video or photo tutorials, and anyone from any country can apply, as long as you can write your post in English. We can look over your posts and fix anything needed, but a strong knowledge of English is required.

What we offer

—A  30% discount to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

—Promotion of your blog and art and a DT badge for your blog.

—Free Hero Arts digital stamps We’re the exclusive retailer of  HA digi stamps/cut file sellers.

—The chance to support charities and do good in the world by creating art. a2z Scrapbooking is run by volunteers and was founded to aid charities that support those with Celiac and Behcet’s diseases. This business is in the business of helping people.

 

We’d like to see what you can do with your Hero Arts stamps/digis/stencils/dies and inks.  Please send us an email to a2zscrapping@gmx.com with your information, use subject line: DT call a2z Scrapbooking.  Thanks!   Looking forward to hear from you.


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CAS Greenery Hugs

Hi,

Cindy here to share a CAS sympathy/friendship card.  Today’s card features the Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die.  This die is so pretty and so delicate.

 

On white card stock (trimmed to fit a A2 card) I did dry embossing on the top and lower edge using the Fancy Die and an embossing mat.   I mount this onto a white A2 card base.  Next I adhere the heart die cut (with white heat embossed sentiment and faux stitches) in the center of the card with foam adhesive.  Then I die cut using a different color card stock, trim part of the die cut (with coat of Perfect Pearl) and use to embellish the heart die cut.

Have you  join in our CAS challenge yet?  I hope I’ve inspired you to play along!  Scroll down to find more details.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Color Layering Poinsettia Trio

Happy Sunday everyone,

So glad you stop by.  I am sharing a trio of cards created using the same stamp.

 

As soon as I got my Color Layering Poinsettia Stamp set, I experimented with various color combinations.  The reds one were easier.  But it took me many tries to get the white/yellow ones to my liking.

One of my favorite new supply is the Hero Art Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  I diluted it with some water, and use a flat, toothed watercolor brush to draw shimmery gold strips on white card stock.  Then I cut it up and used it on all three cards.  I am quite happy how these turned out.

For more details on each of my cards, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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August Guest Designer Post with Angie C.

Hi everybody,  please join me and welcome our August Guest Designer Angie C.   Angie is a former a2z DT member, and are currently on several other design teams.  You could visit her at her Blog:  cimbacreativefun,  her Instagram page,  her Pinterest page, and her Facebook page. I personally have always enjoy Angie’s beautiful creations, and today’s card is definitely going onto that long list.

Now let’s hear from Angie.

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Hello everyone – Angie here – so happy to be guesting today with a2zscrapbooking!  Today is the last day of the “Anything Goes” challenge so you still have time to enter!  
 
A2Zscrapbooking has such a special place in my heart as not only do they have a great store with super fast shipping and amazing service, they are run completely by volunteers so they can raise funds for Celiac and Behcets awareness!  (I have a dear family member with Celiac’s disease so their cause is dear to my heart!)  In addition, a2z was the very first design team I was on.  They have such a super supportive team and I learned a lot from these wonderfully talented ladies and made some amazing friends too!  So thank you for the invite to guest with you today!

 

I used some of my favorite Hero Arts products today on my card:
and a few other products:
Versafine ink
Dotted curved border die from Poppy Stamps
 
The dahlia comes as a wood rubber stamp and there are additional dies you can buy, called Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia frame cuts   I didn’t use the dies for this project as I wanted to work on my coloring to see if I could get dimension, coloring with Zig Clean Color markers on kraft card stock and I need to mail this card, so the flatter the better!   But the frame cuts, when you use them, are amazing because it cuts the flower into 3 parts so you can use foam tape or squares to pop them up!  Or you can just use one or 2 of the dies, so many possibilities.  The Hero Arts Wonderful “Stamp & Cut” dies cut out both different sizes of the word stamps, however, I wanted a white border, so I cut out around the larger word die to get an even bigger “wonderful” word die. 
 
Thanks so much to the a2z crew for inviting me to guest design today!  I’m so honored!
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Thank you Angie for guest designing for us.  It’s a pleasure to have you!
Like Angie said, there is still time to enter this month’s Anything Goes challenge.  Looking forward to seeing your creations in our challenge gallery.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code  Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking Design Team Call August 2018

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Hello everyone!! a2z Scrapbooking is looking for New Design Team Members.

We are looking for papercrafters of all kinds…Card-makers, Scrapbookers, Mixed Media, Digital and everything in between!!

And someone who has knowledge in using Word Press and dropbox.  Etsy experience would be helpful.  And some sort of ability to create basic graphics (photoshop based files).

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Since we are a Hero Arts retailer, you have to own some Hero Arts products.
  • You must have a blog to which you post regularly with a minimum of 2 post per month featuring Hero Arts products with links back to our store.
  • You will be required to create an additional project for our monthly challenges on your assigned months.
  • You must be able to write professional, concise and personable posts as well as provide clear photographs of all of your work.
  • Videos aren’t required but are always welcome.
  • You must have a Facebook page. We do the majority of our communication in our private group.
  • You have to promote the a2z Scrapbooking Store on forums, our blog, and social media outlets like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and other sites.
  • You should be organized, able to meet deadlines and be a TEAM Player!!
  • From time to time, additional projects may be required, but advanced notice will always be given. For example, blog hops.

BENEFITS

  • The opportunity to be apart of a fun, supportive group.
  • An opportunity to have your work featured in the store alongside Hero Arts projects.
  • A discount to the a2z Scrapbooking store for you and your blog readers.
  • Free Digital Products

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re interested, please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com with the subject line: DT Call 2018.  Please provide some information of yourself and links to your project and blog in your email..  It’s that simple!!!  This call ends September 15, 2018.  Design Team Winners will be notified shortly after.

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to hearing from you.

 


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Hero Arts Peonies Pop-up Card

Hello there.

You know owning floral stamps is great.  Cause you could stamp a pretty flower anytime and make beautiful floral cards .   Today I tried a new technique I learnt by watching Jennifer McGuire’s video here.  And made a milestone birthday card.

In Jennifer’s video the pop up image is flushed with the window, but I didn’t want to cut my pretty bloom so I decide to let part of it extend outside the window.

    

I have to cover up the upper right corner inside of the card (forgot to take photos before writing it, haha).

The Peony bloom, leaves and buds are all gold heat embossed and watercolored.  On some of the petals I added a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The sentiment is also gold heat embossed.

I had lots of fun making this card, and I can promise you this is not the last one I would make!  😀

Have you seen all the goodies from the Hero Arts 2018 Season of Wonder Catalog in the a2z store?  Go check it out and have some shopping fun.  Remember to click Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items you want in the store.  Scroll down to get my discount code.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code  Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.